San Francisco Restaurants
“One of the Best Chinese Restaurants in the Richmond District”“One of the best Chinese restaurants in San Francisco offering authentic Chinese Cuisine a…”
Posted by: Chili House
“One of the Best Chinese Places to Eat”“Chinese cuisine that is full of flavor. One of the best Chinese food restaurant around.…”
Posted by: Z & Y Restaurant
“Vegetarian Indian Street Food”“Chaat is Indian Street Food. Inexpensive, vegetarian, mostly vegan, gluten free, deliciou…”
Posted by: Lotus Chaat & Spices
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“Bad Experience”Danae, Bushwick - “We went for dinner, sat in the bar area and my boyfriend's …”
Said about: Piraat Pizzeria & Rotisserie
“Best Seafood in The City”Non-Member, Reader - “Been coming here since I was a kid. Seriously, the best sea…”
Said about: Pacific Cafe
“Surprised”Member, Miguel, Mexico City - “Very well treated and an excellent view, good food…”
Said about: The Franciscan Crab Restaurant
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Welcome to MetroGuide.Network's San Francisco DiningGuide,
a directory of restaurants and related restaurant information for Metropolitan San Francisco, California. Use MetroGuide's DiningGuide service to find San Francisco restaurants by location or cuisine.
San Francisco, where dining is so fabled that some visitors flock here just to eat, has more restaurant options per capita than anywhere else across the nation. Reigning here are ethnic cuisines from A (Afghan) to V (Vietnamese and vegan) and well beyond. Bucking a trend toward smaller enclaves, Chef Michael Mina's showplace in the ornate Westin St. Francis Hotel (where dinner for two can run $500) woos with caviar, foie gras, double-cream cheeses and the purple potato. More intimate hot spots include Michael Tusk's 15-table Quince with renowned pastas, Tartare, serving tuna tartare Parisian-style with a raw quail's egg atop, Boulette's Larder at the Ferry Building Marketplace, offering organic breakfast and lunch, and Jack Falstaff where the ahi tuna martini is flavored with white soy, topped with Oregon wasibi and green-apple granita.
While Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf are packed with restaurants, savvy visitors won't want to overlook options in more distant neighborhoods such as Haight-Ashbury, the Sunset, the Richmond, North Beach, and others. Innovative chefs combine the Bay area's abundance of organic produce, seafood, free-range meats, and Northern California wines to create fabulous dining experiences where taste sensations are virtually unsurpassed. So-called "small plate" menus are gaining popularity as an affordable way to sample more options. Also hot at many restaurants are fixed-price or tasting menus that often include dessert. Good tables at top restaurants require advance reservations several weeks in advance for weekends and are advisable for weekdays as well. All Bay area restaurants are smoke-free, even in separate bars and lounges, but patrons are welcome to smoke outside.
DiningGuide San Francisco is part of MetroGuide San Francisco, offering guides to events, shopping, nightlife, hotels, attractions and more for the entire region.
DiningGuide has additional San Francisco Bay restaurant information at DiningGuide Napa Valley, DiningGuide San Jose, California - Silicon Valley and DiningGuide Oakland.
San Francisco Dining By Location
To perform a quick search for restaurants in the Metropolitan San Francisco
area, please select one of the locations below
(restaurant listings will be grouped by cuisine / category):
·Downtown San Francisco
Restaurants in San Francisco's central downtown area, surrounded by San Francisco's Financial District, Civic Center, and Nob Hill
Dining options near the ferry to Alcatraz and Ghirardelli Square, including restaurants along the Northern Waterfront
Dining options northwest of the downtown area, in and around Nob Hill, including the neighborhoods of Pacific Heights and the Western Addition
Restaurants south of the downtown area, in and around the Mission District neighborhood, including the nearby community of Haight-Ashbury
Restaurants around Union Square, in the heart of the downtown area, including dining options in the Theatre District
Dining options just north of central downtown, in San Francisco's financial center, including the neighborhoods of Chinatown, Japantown, South of Market, The Embarcadero and the offshore communities of Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island
Restaurants southwest of central downtown, in and around the neighborhood of San Francisco's 5-acre City Hall plaza, bordered by Van Ness, McAllister, Goodlett Place and Grove
Restaurants south of downtown in The Castro district
Dining options east of Fisherman's Wharf, in the historic community of North Beach
Restaurants between Fisherman's Wharf to the north, and the Nob Hill neighborhood to the south
Restaurants in Oakland, Berkeley and other communities sit across the San Francisco and Richardson Bays via the Oakland and Golden Gate Bridges
·Napa Valley Metro
Dining options north of San Francisco, in California's premier grape growing and wine production region, at the northeastern tip of the San Pablo Bay
·Golden Gate Park
Restaurants around Golden Gate Park on San Francisco's west side, in the Richmond District to the north, and the Sunset District to the south
Dining options west of Fisherman's Wharf, in the historic Marina District neighborhood between Lyon Street and Van Ness Avenue, including restaurants along scenic Lombard Street and in Cow Hollow
·San Mateo - San Carlos
Dining options south of the airport area, in the communities of San Mateo, San Carlos, Belmont and others
·San Francisco Southeast
Dining options south of the Mission District, including options in Noe Valley, Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley and more
·Pacifica - Half Moon Bay
Restaurants north of Monterey Bay, southwest of San Francisco, in and around Pacifica, Moss Beach, Half Moon Bay and other communities
Dining options further south of the airport area, in the communities of Menlo Park, Redwood City and others
·San Francisco Airport
Dining options near the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and in communities south of San Francisco, including Millbrae, Burlingame, and others
Restaurants north of San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, including the communities of Sausalito, San Rafael, Mill Valley and others
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San Francisco Dining By Cuisine
Or, select a cuisine / category from the list presented below (restaurant
listings will be grouped by location).
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Events At San Francisco Restaurants
Magic Flute Brunch A special brunch menu is offered on Sundays… Dining - Brunch Magic Flute 415-922-1225
Trivia Night at The Pub New MC Ethan will be rockin the mic for the new season. Start studying. Expect to see you all here f… Nightlife - Theme Night The Pub at Ghirardeli Square (Ghirardelli Square) 415-351-0500
Saturday Night Comedy Spectacular Blue Blanket Improv presents a wild theatre experience designed to keep you in stitches and teeterin… Performance - Comedic The Wine Bar 650-726-0770
The Cougar Ball Younger Men and Older Women are invited to dance the night away at a lovely 1920s Flappers Era Style… Nightlife - Singles Monroe 415-507-9962
Art Attack A sanctuary for local artists, showcasing performance, art, music, food, dance, and colorful network… Nightlife - Parties Supperclub 415-348-0900
Market SF Weekly Artist Market Local artist market in San Francisco features 25 to 50 local designers and artists, with a revolving… Festivals - Arts Festival / Fair Blue Macaw 415-505-8839